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10/12/2014

PAUL WURTH REWARDED BY EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Paul Wurth rewarded by European Business Award for the Environment

At the ceremony of the European Business Awards for the Environment in Lyon, France, on 1 December 2014, Paul Wurth S.A. was recognized as runner-up in the category "process" by Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Paul Wurth had introduced its innovative Dry Slag Granulation technology, an alternative process for treating liquid slag when tapped from the blast furnace while recovering the contained energy. The jury’s verdict was: “This radical new process concept to harvest large amounts of waste heat offers considerable benefits in saving both energy and water, reducing operational costs and improving safety in the working environment. There is a significant opportunity to replicate this process within and beyond the steel industry."

The European Business Awards for the Environment are presented by the European Commission every two years with the aim of recognising and rewarding European companies that stimulate economic growth by contributing to innovation and competitiveness, while also protecting the environment. For the 2014 edition, 152 candidates in all submitted their project. To be eligible, the companies must first succeed in their national award schemes, which was the case for Paul Wurth having been awarded the FEDIL Environment Award 2013.

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